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Laurel hedge

Our laurel hedge which is approximately 4 years old has continually developed browning tips and yellowing of leaves which then fall off.  There is always plenty of new growth but new leaves then follow suit.  The hedge is planted in clay soil and not sure what soil preparation was initially carried out.  We have tried growmore, seaweed feed,  more watering.  However, it is a fairly damp corner and wonder if the problem is actually waterlogging of roots?  Can anyone help??


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,871

    Can you post a photo of the hedge please Laura? image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Jennywren3Jennywren3 Posts: 10

    Please see 2 photos which show both problems. The hedge does eventually loose most of its leaves.  Some of the new growth can also be affected. Many thanks.





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,417

    I've seen mine look like that so many times. Hardly an enhancement of garden delight. I cut the worst right back to the ground in the end. I still have laurels but I won't be getting any more. Sorry, don't know what causes it. But suspect our naff very alkaline soil has a lot to answer for

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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